Salt Spring Commons Ground Breaking Ceremony

24 much-needed new affordable rental homes on Salt Spring were officially announced by the BC Government at a ground-breaking ceremony July 16, 2019 for the Salt Spring Commons. “We are working with partners to deliver affordable housing on Salt Spring Island and throughout the province, so people can stay in the communities they choose to […]

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Extreme weather response shelter opens early

The Salt Spring Island Emergency Shelter is open during the storms of October 13,14, 15 due to a BC Housing announcement that funding would be available to open early due to the extreme weather conditions being experienced in the region currently. The shelter is located at the main Salt Spring Island Community Services site at […]

Point-In-Time Homeless Count Report

On the night of February 10, 2016 there were at least 83 people experiencing homelessness on Salt Spring Island.  The seasonal emergency shelter on Salt Spring Island ended the 2015/16 winter season and closed on March 6, 2016.  As of that date 2400 people had accessed shelter services with an average of 20 people per […]

Emergency Shelter Taken Out of Action

The latest hit on an already overburdened program to shelter Salt Spring Island homeless has taken the facility used for the ‘In From the Cold’ shelter out of action temporarily. “Salt Spring Island Community Services regrets to announce the discovery of the presence of an unhealthy level of mold in the building used by the […]